This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid cow and a person in the 6700 block of Kenimer Road in the Clermont area. The cow was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab - Virology Section in Decatur. On Oct. 13, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the cow tested positive for rabies. This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021.
Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid cow was located. If you see an animal acting abnormally in the area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours, call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.
Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter, located at 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville, for $10, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (678) 450-1587.